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Shirley and Delaney Ward, Adams Center, look over a collection of bow ties for the graduating class of South Jefferson Central School, in memory of Parker J. Leikam, also of Adams Center. Parker, who lost his life in a two-vehicle crash March 23, would’ve graduated this year. The bow ties were created by Shirley Ward’s cousin, Ken J. Weatherup, now of New Orleans. Photo by Stephen Swofford, Watertown Daily Times.

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Parker Leikam as the ringmaster, introduces the next scene during rehearsal for “Barnum.” Mr. Leikam, 18, died in a car crash in Adams Center on Wednesday. Photo by Amanda Morrison, Watertown Daily Times.

Parker Leikam as the ringmaster, introduces the next scene during rehearsal for “Barnum.” Mr. Leikam, 18, died in a car crash in Adams Center on Wednesday. Photo by Amanda Morrison, Watertown Daily Times.

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The Porter family, from left, Darcy L. M., holding Harrison G., David P., holding Sloane H., Gregory G., Lisa P., Jamison C., and Casey S., stand in front of the Porterdale Farm buildings at their family home on Sulphur Springs Road.

The Porter family, from left, Darcy L. M., holding Harrison G., David P., holding Sloane H., Gregory G., Lisa P., Jamison C., and Casey S., stand in front of the Porterdale Farm buildings at their family home on Sulphur Springs Road. Photo by Amanda Morrison, Watertown Daily Times.

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5 Things Friday events calendar – Sept. 18

Happy Friday!

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For sale

1. Craft sale

When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday.
Where: Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center, 214 King St., Ogdensburg.
What: Hosted by Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center Crafters. Featuring fall and Halloween items. Benefits hospital auxiliary.
Cost: Call for details.
INFO: Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center, 393-1559.

Friday / Ogdensburg

2. Annual autumn showcase bazaar

When: 3 to 7 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.
Where: Potsdam United Methodist Church, 26 Main St., Potsdam.
What: Baked potato dinner slated for 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday.
Cost: Dinner, $7.
INFO: Church, 265-7474.

Friday & Saturday / Potsdam

3. Book sale

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Norwood Village Green, 7 Bernard Ave., Norwood.
What: Sponsored by The Friends of the Norwood Public Library. All purchases go toward library programs and services.
Cost: Select books will be $2/bag; other books priced as marked.
INFO: Church, 265-7474.

Saturday / Norwood

4. Potsdam Food Co-op open house

When: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Potsdam Food Co-op & Carriage House Bakery, 24 Elm St., Potsdam.
What: Celebrates co-op’s 4-year anniversary. Featuring food, music, face painting, art stations and more.
Cost: Free admission.
INFO: Co-op, 265-4630.

Saturday / Potsdam

5. Alexandria Bay wine festival and farmer's market

When: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Scenic View Park, Sisson St., Alexandria Bay.
What: Hosted by Alexandria Bay Chamber of Commerce and local businesses. Featuring live music.
Cost: Admission for participation in tastings, $10.
INFO: Chamber, 482-9531.

Saturday / Alexandria Bay

Festivals

1. NNY Veterans and Community Day

When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Jefferson Community College gym, 1220 Coffeen St., Watertown.
What: Learn about services for veterans, nutrition assistance, healthcare, disability, housing/homeless, education, aging, more. Children’s activities. Free refreshments.
Cost: Call for details.
INFO: Deb Baxter, 350-1412.

Saturday / Watertown

2. Cream Cheese Festival

When: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Downtown Lowville.
What: Game Schedule: Painting the Cream Cheese Mural, all day, and Lowville Fire Hall Parking Lot; Feed Bag Shot Put Individual, noon to 1 p.m., Cream Cheese Plinko Individual, 1 to 2 p.m., Amazing Pet Contest, 2 to 3 p.m., “Lick it Clean” Individual, 3 to 4 p.m., Milk the Cow Individual, 4 to 5 p.m., and The Heaviest Catch (Team of Two), 5 to 6 pm., all at Key Bank Parking Lot.; Children’s events (held on South State Street): Hay Fever Individual, noon to 1 p.m., Milk the Cow Individual, 1 to 2 p.m., Cream Cheese Shoot Out Individual, 2 to 3 p.m., “Lick it Clean” Individual, 3 to 4 p.m., Dress Like a Farmer Individual, 4 to 5 p.m., and The Heaviest Catch (Team of Two), 5 to 6 p.m.; Music Line-up: Lewis County open Mike Night, 11 a.m. to noon, opening ceremony, noon to 12:30 p.m., Panigma Steel Drum Band, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., Funky Blu Roots, 2:30 to 4 p.m., and Gray Matter, 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Cost: Free admission.
INFO: Cream Cheese Festival; Roger Abbey, 376-8688; Facebook event page.

Saturday / Lowville

3. Syracuse Gun Show

When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Expo Center, New York State Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse.
What: More than 800 exhibits and displays.
Cost: Admission per day: $6; ages 11 and younger (with parents), free; senior citizens, $5.
INFO: Syracuse Gun Show.

Saturday & Sunday / Syracuse

4. 18th annual vintage and classic street meet

When: Beginning 9:30 a.m. Saturday; 9 a.m. Sunday.
Where: Mary, Merrick and Graves Streets, and Village Park Circle, Clayton.
What: Includes farmer’s market, crafters, artisans, food vendors. Check online for more details and schedule.
Cost: Call for details.
INFO: Clayton Chamber of Commerce, 686-3771.

Saturday & Sunday / Clayton

5. Fall Jamboree

When: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Where: Ontario Orchards Farm, 7735 state Route 104, Oswego.
What: Includes food, games, corn maze, wagon rides, magic shows, wine tastings, u-pick apples and pumpkins, farm animals and more.
Cost: Free parking and admission.
INFO: Ontario Orchards, 343-6328.

Saturday & Sunday / Sterling

Learning

1. Guest lecture: Female Serial Killers: What We Know

When: 3 p.m. Friday.
Where: Kellas Hall, Room 103, SUNY Potsdam, 44 Pierrepont Ave., Potsdam.
What: Sponsored by SUNY Potsdam Department of Psychology. Lecture by Dr. Marissa Harrison, associate professor of psychology at Pennsylvania State University at Harrisburg.
Cost: Free.
INFO: SUNY Potsdam, 267-2000.

Friday / Potsdam

2. War of 1812 Heritage Talks

When: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Eben Holden Conference Center, St. Lawrence University, 23 Romoda Drive, Canton.
What: Six speakers.
Cost: $9 general admission includes talks, continental breakfast and boxed lunch.
INFO: Fort La Présentation Association; Facebook event page.

Saturday / Canton

3. Introduction to Facebook

When: 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Flower Memorial Library, 229 Washington St., Watertown.
What: Aims to teach basics of Facebook.
Cost: Free admission.
INFO: Library, 785-7705.

Saturday / Watertown

4. Magical Mystery Tour: A Guided Walk Through a Developing Edible Forest Garden

When: 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Wellesley Island.
What: Host Dani Baker plans to describe the process of planning and planting varieties of edible perennial plants in an accessible arrangement that is both pleasing to the eye and to the palate. RSVP required: LocalLivingVenture@gmail.com or 347-4223. Cosponsored by Cross Island Farms and Local Living Venture.
Cost: $17; couple, $30; student, $10.
INFO: SUNY Potsdam, 267-2000.

Saturday / Wellesley Island

5. Wes Moore talk and book signing

When: 6 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Cheel Arena, Clarkson University, 8 Clarkson Ave., Potsdam.
What: Book signing slated for 6 to 6:30 p.m.; talk, 7 p.m. Mr. Moore is an Army combat veteran, social entrepreneur and host of “Beyond Belief” on the Oprah Winfrey Network.
Cost: Free admission.
INFO: Clarkson University, 268-4483.

Sunday / Potsdam

Performance

1. Gary Lewis and The Playboys

When: 8 p.m. Friday.
Where: Bonnie Castle Resort, 31 Holland St., Alexandria Bay.
What: Proceeds benefit 1 World Foundation.
Cost: $30; gold tickets (includes reserved seating and Uncle Sam boat cruise), $50.
INFO: Bonnie Castle Resort, 482-4511.

Friday / Alexandria Bay

2. Big Fish

When: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Where: Red House Arts Center, 201 S West St., Syracuse.
What: Musical by Andrew Lippa. Directed by Stephen Svoboda.
Cost: $30; members, $25.
INFO: Red House Arts Center, 362-2785.

Friday & Saturday / Syracuse

3. Dance event with NYC choreographer JoAnna Mendl Shaw

When: Noon and 3 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Crane Plaza, SUNY Potsdam, 44 Pierrepont Ave., Potsdam.
What: Two performances. Chairs available or bring your own.
Cost: Free.
INFO: SUNY Potsdam, 267-2918.

Saturday / Potsdam

4. Rhythm Riders Band

When: 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6912, 7752 W. State St., Lowville.
What: Food will be available.
Cost: $5.
INFO: VFW Post 6912, 376-2733.

Saturday / Lowville

5. Adirondack Music, Art & Food Festival

When: All weekend.
Where: View Arts Center, 3273 state Route 28, Old Forge.
What: Includes food, art and workshops and live music.
Cost: All access pass, $150; check online for individual event ticket prices.
INFO: View Arts Center, 369-6411.

All weekend / Old Forge

Get moving

. 12th Annual Walk-A-Thon

When: 9 a.m. Saturday.
Where: Amvets Post 265, 5 Catherine St., Parishville.
What: Benefits Hospice of St. Lawrence County and the Potsdam Animal Shelter and Paws with a Cause. Sponsored by The Amvets Ladies Auxiliary. Sign-in slated for 9 a.m.; walk, 9:30 a.m.
Cost: $10.
INFO: Amvets Post 265, 268-0851.

Saturday / Parishville

. Colton Fun Run

When: 9 a.m. Saturday.
Where: Colton Town Hall, 94 Main St., Colton.
What: Registration slated for 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. Two-mile walk/run. Free beverages. Block party slated for noon to 7 p.m. at the  Raquette River Pub, 102 Main St., Colton.
Cost: $10.
INFO: Town of Colton.

Saturday / Colton

. The Backpack Run

When: 9 a.m. Saturday.
Where: Theresa Primary School, 125 Bridge St., Theresa.
What: 5 and 10K routes to benefit the Backpack Program at Indian River Central School District. Registration slated for 7:30 a.m.; races, 9 a.m.
Cost: 5K, $20; 10K, $25.
INFO: The Backpack Run; Lia Call at Indian River Middle School, 493-4938 or liacall@ircsd.org.

Saturday / Theresa

. Ninth annual Cheese Chase

When: 9 a.m. Saturday.
Where: Fores Park Pavilion, Lewis County Fairgrounds, 5485 Bostwick St., Lowville.
What: 5K run. Registration slated for 7:30 a.m.; run start, 9 a.m. Looped course. Benefits USO Fort Drum.
Cost: $20; miliary, $15.
INFO: Facebook event page.

Saturday / Lowville

. Stan Bach & Martha Strouse Memorial Ride

When:10:30 a.m. Saturday.
Where: FX Caprara Harley-Davidson, 17890 Goodnough Road, Adams Center.
What: Kickstands up at 10:30 a.m. Meal included. Ends at O’Brien’s Restaurant, 226 Webb St., Clayton. Proceeds benefit local families battling cancer.
Cost: Driver, $20; rider, $15.
INFO: 686-1110, 778-9477 or 583-6177.

Saturday / Adams Center

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5 Things Friday events calendar – Sept. 11

Happy Friday!

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Music

1. TAUNY Jam

When: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday.
Where: Traditional Arts in Upstate New York, 53 Main St., Canton.
What: Hosted by Gretchen Koehler, fiddler, and Barb Heller, singer/guitarist and host of NCPR’s String Fever.
Cost: Free.
INFO: TAUNY, 386-4289 or programs@tauny.org.

Friday / Canton

2. Top Light Observations

When: 7 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Westcott Theater, 524 Westcott St., Syracuse.
What: Southern-retro-electro-rock artist band hailing from Charleston, South Carolina. All ages admitted.
Cost: $10 to $12.
INFO: Westcott Theater, 299-8886.

Saturday / Syracuse

3. Alex Smith

When: 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Traditional Arts in Upstate New York, 53 Main St., Canton.
What: Adirondack folk singer-songwriter.
Cost: Suggested donation: $5 to $15, includes refreshments.
INFO: TAUNY, 386-4289.

Saturday / Canton

4. Cabin in the Woods

When: 2 p.m. Sunday.
Where: View Arts Center, 3273 state Route 28, Old Forge.
What: Featuring award winning pianist Alyssa Filardo. Meet and greet with artist following concert. Beneifts Henry M. Kashiwa Gallery.
Cost: $100; View members, $50.
INFO: View Arts Center, 369-6411, ext. 201.

Sunday / Old Forge

5. 1000 Islands International Piano Competition

When: Friday through Sunday.
Where: Maple Grove Estate, 596 W. Broadway St., Cape Vincent.
What: Competition slated to begin at 9 a.m.; lunch, noon; awards ceremony, 1 p.m. Sunday.
Cost: Free.
INFO: Cape Vincent Arts Council, 654-2413.

All weekend / Cape Vincent

Community

1. Northpole Ladies Auxiliary vendors fair

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Northpole Fire Department, 22334 Route 11, Watertown.
What: Lunch available. Nonperishable food donations accepted.
Cost: Free.
INFO: Northpole Fire Company; Lois Herman, 788-6949.

Saturday / Watertown

2. Library anniversary celebration

When: 2 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Flower Memorial Library, 229 Washington St., Watertown.
What: For Flower Memorial Library. Refreshments and desserts, historic tours, programs for children and teens, raffles and giveaways.
Cost: Free.
INFO: Library, 785-7705.

Saturday / Watertown

3. Red Carpet Gala

When: 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Ridgeview Inn, 6912 Bardo Road, Lowville.
What: Sponsored by Lewis County Hospital Foundation. Cocktails, silent auction, buffet dinner, live auction, photo booth, live entertainment.
Cost: $4; children, $2; family, $10.
INFO: Lewis County Hospital Foundation, 376-5110.

Saturday / Lowville

4. 29th annual Thousand Islands Train Fair

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Town of Clayton Cerow Recreation Park Arena, 615 E. Line Road, Clayton.
What: Sponsored by Watertown Area Model Railroad Club.
Cost: $4; children, $2; family, $10.
INFO: Tom, 489-1856.

Saturday & Sunday / Clayton

5. Scare-A-Con

When: Friday through Sunday.
Where: Turning Stone Resort and Casino, 5218 Patrick Road, Verona.
What: 96 hours of films, including northeast premier of John Schneider’s “Smothered,” two nights of parties and socializing, 54 hours of panel discussions, celebrity Q&A sessions and expert presentations, vendor hall, celebrity guests, cosplay (and costume contests), live music.
Cost: Celebrity VIP Experience, $175; three-day weekend pass, $50; and single day pass, $30.
INFO: Scare-A-Con.

All weekend / Verona

Outside

1. Run for recovery

When: 9 a.m. Saturday.
Where: Agricultural Building, Alex T. Duffy Fairgrounds, 600 William T. Field Drive, Watertown.
What: Registration slated for 6:30 a.m.; run/walk, 9 a.m. To benefit Watertown Urban Mission Bridge Program.
Cost: $25.
INFO: Watertown Urban Mission, 782-8440; Facebook event page.

Saturday / Watertown

2. Potsdam Junior Hockey Association Golf Tournament

When: 9 a.m. Saturday.
Where: Potsdam Town and Country Club, 6194 Route 56, Potsdam.
What: Tee off slated for 9 a.m. Saturday.
Cost: $65 per person, includes greens fees, cart, lunch and prizes.
INFO: 268-9611; Potsdam Junior Hockey Association.

Saturday / Potsdam

3. St. Lawrence County NYSARC's Autism Awareness Walk

When: 10 a.m. Saturday.
Where: Village Park, Main Street, Canton.
What: Hosted by Jeff Cole, WWNY-TV, and presented by Rose and Kiernan. Registration slated for 9 a.m.; walk, 10 a.m. Bounce houses, food, t-shirt for walkers who raise $50 or more.
INFO: St. Lawrence NYSARC, 583-6177; Facebook event page.

Saturday / Canton

4. Fourth annual Thunder for a Cause Bike Run

When: Noon Saturday.
Where: FX Caprara Harley-Davidson, 17890 Goodnough Road, Adams Center.
What: Registration slated for 11 a.m.; kick stands up, noon. Ride ends at Willies, Dexter, and makes stops at Sports Page, O’Briens and The Rustic Golf Course. Doughnuts, coffee and juice available at registration. Benefits Niemann-Pick Type B Foundation, for research for two local boys.
Cost: Per bike, $20; per passenger, $15.
INFO: FX Caprara Harley-Davidson, 583-6177.

Saturday / Adams Center

5. Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimers

When: 1 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Partridge Run Golf Course, 70 Sullivan Drive, Canton.
What: Registration slated for 11:30 a.m.; event, 1 p.m.
INFO: Alzheimer’s Association; Toni Ann Walsh, 621-4025 x 106 or cny-walk@alz.org.

Sunday / Canton

Fairs & Festivals

1. Book fair

When: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday.
Where: Claxton Hepburn Medical Center Auditorium, 214 King St., Ogdensburg.
What: More than 250 titles. Accept all major credit/debit cards, checks, cash and payroll deduction.
INFOClaxton Hepburn, 393-3600.

Friday / Ogdensburg

2. Hammond Fair

When: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Hammond Fairgrounds, 323 Lake St., Hammond.
What: Food booth, and cake decorating contest, both days. Friday, Sept. 11: judging contests (beef and dairy classes), 9 a.m.; homemaking and vegetable judging, morning; music by Hammond Central School, noon. Saturday, Sept. 12: Horse show, 9 a.m.; rabbit, sheep and goats judging, morning; children’s games, noon; awards and recognition, 3:30 p.m.; exhibits until 4 p.m.
INFO: Hammond Fair; Facebook event page.

Friday & Saturday / Hammond

3. Kids Fair and Festival

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Where: Babbie Rural & Farm Learning Museum, 250 River Road, Peru.
What: Old time games like hopscotch, sack races, corn box, bobbing for apples, pumpkin tic tac toe, egg races, bean bag toss; stagecoach and Thomas the Train rides; hayrides; face painting; visit the animals; climb the hay mound; watch the Blacksmith at work. Picnic area available. Lunch available from Kat’s Katering.
Cost: $7; ages 3 to 13, $4; ages 3 and younger, free.
INFO: Babbie Museum, (518) 643-8052.

Saturday & Sunday / Peru

4. Harvest Festival

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Stone Mills Agricultural Museum, 30950 Route 810, LaFargeville.
What: Roast pork dinner served at noon. Classic car cruise in, music, cake walk, scarecrow making, pumpkin painting, gift shop, games. Buildings open for tours.
Cost: Free admission.
INFO: Stone Mills Agricultural Museum, 658-2353.

Sunday / LaFargeville

5. Potsdam Sandstone Festival

When: All weekend.
Where: Potsdam.
What: Friday, Sept. 11: First Presbyterian Church Tour and Organ Recital with Sondra Goldsmith Proctor, 1 p.m., meet at church; Saturday, Sept. 12: Guided boat tour of Hannawa Falls Railroad, bring own boat, 10 a.m., meet at Ives Park (Rain date: Saturday, Sept. 19); guided tour of Trinity Episcopal Church, 1 p.m., with book signing of “The History of Trinity Church,” with Jim Carl; Sunday, Sept. 13: Guided tour of Zion Episcopal Church, Colton, with Joe Liotta, 1 p.m., meet at church, 91 Main St.
INFOPotsdam Public Museum, 265-6910.

All weekend / Potsdam

Performance

1. Lovers of Poetry, Unite!

When: 7 p.m. Friday.
Where: Iva Smith Memorial Gallery of Fine Art, 627 state Route 37, Hammond.
What: With hosts Ray and Laurie Petersen.
Cost: Call for details.
INFO: Iva Smith Memorial Gallery of Fine Art, (718) 753-7947.

Friday / Hammond

2. Wild & Scenic Film Festival

When: 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Clarkson University, 8 Clarkson Ave., Potsdam.
What: Hosted by Save the River and Clarkson University.
Cost: Free admission.
INFO: Save the River, Lindsey@savetheriver.org; Wild & Scenic Film Festival.

Saturday / Potsdam

3. Curated film screening: Blues by the Beach

When: 7 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Drive, Lake Placid.
What: Film’s companion graphic novel, “Mike’s Place,” for sale.
Cost: $7.
INFO: Lake Placid Center for the Arts, (518) 523-2512; Adirondack Film Society, (518) 588-7275.

Saturday / Lake Placid

4. Symphonie Fantastique

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Crouse-Hinds Theater, 800 S. State St., Syracuse.
What: Pianist twins Christina and Michelle Naughton perform Poulenc’s Double Piano Concerto, followed by Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique.
Cost: $20 to $80; ages 18 and younger, free.
INFOSymphoria, 299-5598.

Saturday / Syracuse

5. 9 to 5

When: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Central New York Playhouse, ShoppingTown Mall, 3649 Erie Blvd. E., Syracuse.
What: Music and lyrics by Dolly Parton. Book by Patricia Resnick. Based on 20th Century Fox Picture.
Cost: Fridays and Saturdays, $25; Sunday, $22.
INFOCNY Playhouse, 885-8960.

All weekend / Syracuse

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5 Things Friday events calendar – Aug. 14

Happy Friday!

Art

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1. Introductory Friday Wine Reception

When: 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.
Where: Breakwater Art Gallery, 263 E. Broadway St., Cape Vincent.
What: Enjoy happy hour with art.
Cost: Free.
INFO: Breakwater Gallery, 654-4750.

Friday / Cape Vincent

2. Quilters lecture

When: 6 p.m. Friday.
Where: Malone Adult Center, 18 Morton St., Malone.
What: Adirondack Quilters Guild is sponsoring a trunk show lecture by Joan Ford. Public welcome.
Cost: Suggested donation of $5.
INFO: 483-2918 or info@adirondackquiltersguild.org; Adirondack Quilters Guild.

Friday / Malone

3. Exhibit: Silver and Stone

When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Thousand Islands Arts Center, 314 John St., Clayton.
What: Slated for display through Thursday, Aug. 27.
Cost: Call for details.
INFO: TI Arts Center, 686-4123.

All weekend / Clayton

4. Exhibit: River, Lake and the Cape

When: 3 to 7 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Breakwater Art Gallery, 263 E. Broadway St., Cape Vincent.
What: Exhibit slated for display through Monday, Sept. 7.
Cost: Free.
INFO: Breakwater Gallery, 654-4750.

All weekend / Cape Vincent

5. Exhibit: Monet to Matisse

When: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, 310 Genesee St., Utica.
What: Features more than 60 impressionist and post-impressionist paintings and drawings from the collection of Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis, Tenn. Exhibit slated to run through Sunday, Nov. 29.
Cost: $10; students, $5; children 12 and younger, free.
INFO: Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, 797-0000.

All weekend / Utica

Caravan Stage Company plans to perform from 9 to 11 p.m. Sunday at the Antique Boat Museum.

Caravan Stage Company plans to perform from 9 to 11 p.m. Sunday at the Antique Boat Museum.

Community

1. Meet the American Mountain Men

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Where: Adirondack Museum, 9097 state Route 30, Blue Mountain Lake.
What: Fur trade, tomahawk-throwing, campfire-building, flint-knapping, bow-shooting.
Cost: $18; ages 62 and older, $16; students with ID, $12; ages 13 to 17, $12; ages 6 to 12, $6; ages 5 and younger, free; active military, free; members, free.
INFO: Adirondack Museum, (518) 352-7311.

Friday & Saturday / Blue Mountain Lake

2. Clayton 1000 Islands Gun and Sportsmen Show

When: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Town of Clayton Cerow Recreation Park Arena, 615 E. Line Road, Clayton.
What: Featuring gunsmiths, guides, new and antique firearms, military history items, black powder guns, knives, sporting gear for all interests and more.
Cost: $5; military with ID, $4; ages 11 and younger, free.
INFO: Aileen Martin, 285-5152, or Tony Pisarksi, 783-6017.

Saturday & Sunday / Clayton

3. Hay and Grain Harvest and Music Weekend

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Where: Babbie Rural and Farm Learning Museum, 250 River Road, Peru.
What: Featuring music, vendors, crafts and food.
Cost: $7; ages 3 to 13, $4; ages 3and younger, free.
INFO: Babbie Rural and Farm Learning Museum, (518) 643-8052.

Saturday & Sunday / Peru

4. 35th annual Pirate Invasion

When: All weekend.
Where: Alexandria Bay.
What: Featuring children’s activities, exhibits, entertainment, demonstrations, skits and more.
Cost: Most events are free.
INFO: Alexandria Bay Chamber of Commerce, 482-9531.

All weekend / Alexandria Bay

5. 165th Franklin County Fair

When: All weekend.
Where: Franklin County Fairgrounds, 606 E Main St., Malone.
What: Featuring animal shows, Montgomery Gentry concert and more.
Cost: Admission, $6.
INFO: Franklin County Fair, (518) 483-0720.

All weekend / Malone

Performance

1. Drumming circle

When: 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Where: Kripalu Yoga Center, 14029 Route 11, Adams Center.
What: Open to all community members.
Cost: Donations accepted.
INFO: Kripalu Yoga Center, 583-5500.

Friday / Adams Center

2. HMS Pinafore

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Where: Clayton Opera House, 405 Riverside Drive, Clayton.
What: Presented by River Light Opera.
Cost: $25, $30 or $40.
INFO: Clayton Opera House, 686-2200.

Friday & Saturday / Clayton

3. Lynyrd Skynyrd

When: 7 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Alex T. Duffy Fairgrounds, 600 William T. Field Drive, Watertown.
What: Benefits the Disabled Persons Action Organization.
Cost: General admission, $48; reserved, $60.
INFO: Disabled Persons Action Organization, 782-0044.

Saturday / Watertown

4. Caravan Stage Company

When: 9 to 11 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Antique Boat Museum, 750 Mary St., Clayton.
What: Acrobatics and theatrical performance. Lawn seating only, bring lawn chairs and/or blankets.
Cost: $20.
INFO: Antique Boat Museum, 686-4104.

Sunday / Clayton

5. White Liars and Black Comedy

When: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Central New York Playhouse, ShoppingTown Mall, 3649 Erie Blvd. E., Syracuse.
What: Two performances presented by CNY Playhouse.
Cost: Friday and Saturday, $20; Sunday, $17.
INFO: CNY Playhouse, 885-8960.

All weekend / Syracuse

Lynyrd Skynyrd plans to perform 7 p.m. Saturday at the Alex T. Duffy Fairgrounds.

Lynyrd Skynyrd plans to perform 7 p.m. Saturday at the Alex T. Duffy Fairgrounds.

Outside

1. Annual tractor caravan

When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday.
Where: Northern New York Agricultural Historical Society Museum, Stone Mills, 30950 Route 180, LaFargeville.
What: 15 to 20 mile route, stopping for lunch and returning to museum at 4 p.m.
Cost: N/A.
INFO: Museum, 658-2353.

Friday / LaFargeville

2. Birds of prey

When: 1 p.m. Friday.
Where: Minna Anthony Common Nature Center, County Route 100, Fineview.
What: By Rick West.
Cost: Call for details.
INFO: Minna Anthony Common Nature Center, 482-2479.

Friday / Fineview

3. Olga memorial footrace

When: 8 a.m. Saturday.
Where: Bekeley Green, Main Street and Broadway, Saranac Lake.
What: Registration slated for 8 a.m.; race, 9:30 a.m. 10K and 5K runs, with 5K walk. Includes refreshments, awards, music and raffle. Benefits Saranac Lake Skate Park.
Cost: $25; reduced rate for middle and high school student atheletes.
INFO: Saranac Lake Skate Park, 518-637-4297 or slskatepark@yahoo.com.

Saturday / Saranac Lake

4. 10th annual horseshoe tournament

When: 10 a.m. Saturday.
Where: Oxbow Volunteer Fire Company, 37635 county Route 25, Antwerp.
What: Registration slated for 10 to 11:30 a.m.; pitching, noon.
Cost: $30 per team.
INFO: Oxbow Volunteer Fire Company, 287-9898.

Saturday / Antwerp

5. Fairie and Earth Festival

When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Thompson Park, Watertown.
What: Entertainment, vendors, harvest ceremony, workshops, psychic readers.
Cost: Free admission; donations of canned or dried foods accepted to benefit food pantry.
INFO: Facebook event page.

Saturday / Watertown

A performance of "HMS Pinafore" is slated for 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Clayton Opera House.

A performance of “HMS Pinafore” is slated for 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Clayton Opera House.

Farmers markets

1. Carthage farmers market

When: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday.
Where: Carthage Market Pavilion, Riverside Drive, Carthage.
INFO: Carthage Area Chamber of Commerce, 493-3590.

Friday / Carthage

2. Canton farmers market

When: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday.
Where: Canton Village Park, corner of Main and Park Streets, Canton.
INFO: Canton farmers market.

Friday / Canton

3. Watertown farmers market

When: 2:30 to 6 p.m. Friday.
Where: Jefferson Bulk Milk and Cheese Store, 19401 state Route 3, Watertown.
INFO: Jefferson Bulk Milk and Cheese Store.

Friday / Watertown

4. Cape Vincent farmers market

When: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Cape Vincent Village Green, Broadway Street, Cape Vincent.
INFO: Cape Vincent Chamber of Commerce, 654-2481.

Saturday / Cape Vincent

5. Potsdam farmers market

When: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Ives Park, Potsdam.
INFO: Potsdam farmers market.

Saturday / Potsdam

Can’t get enough NNY? Check out the Watertown Daily Times events calendar for the entire list.

Five Things Friday – June 10

Happy Friday!

 

Festivals

1. Potsdam Summer Festival

When: Friday and Saturday.
Where: Market Street block, Potsdam.
What: Live entertainment including New Horizons Band scheduled to play 11 a.m. Saturday at Ives Park Gazebo, crafts, parade. Laser tag slated for 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday at Ives Park.
Cost: Call for more details.
INFO: Potsdam Chamber of Commerce, 274-9000.

Friday & Saturday / Potsdam

2. Cheddar Cheese Festival

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Throughout village of Adams.
What: Includes contests, wine tasting, artisans, dunking booth, live music, food, photo contest, John W. Cobb 5K Scholarship run and more.
Cost: Call for more details.
INFO: Cheddar Cheese Festival; Facebook page; 232-9979.

Saturday / Adams

3. Eighth annual Lyons Falls Festival

When: 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.
Where: Riverside Park, 6904 Laura St., Lyons Falls.
What: Children’s parade scheduled for 9:30 a.m.; Lowville Village Band, 10:20 a.m. Includes games, bouncy house, food, and tailgate sale.
Cost: Call for details.
INFO: anne.huntress@yahoo.com or 348-2521.

Saturday / Lyons Falls

4. 47th annual French Festival

When: Friday through Sunday.
Where: Throughout Cape Vincent.
What: Includes live music, food, exhibits, children’s activities, community worship, antique and classic car parade and more.
Cost: Call for more details.
INFO: Cape Vincent Chamber of Commerce, 654-2481.

All weekend / Cape Vincent

5. Krebashia Kingdom Medieval Fantasy Faire

When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Malone Recreation Park, Duane St., Malone.
What: Horseback jousting, fire spinning and breathing, sword swallowing, belly dancing, traveling minstrels. Theatrical fighting troupe routines, Kiddie Kingdom, horse rides, face painting. Food, archery, drum circle, costume parade and competition.
Cost: $10; senior citizens, $7; children 5 and younger, free; family maximum, $35.
INFO: Facebook page; 518-314-9886.

All weekend / Malone

Art

1. Exhibit closing

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday.
Where: View Arts Center, 3273 Route 28, Old Forge.
What: Last day of Denis Defibaugh’s “Afterlives of Natural History.”
Cost: $10; members, $5.
INFO: View Arts, 369-6411.

Friday / Old Forge

2. Art market

When: Noon to 6 p.m. Friday.
Where: Ives Park, Potsdam.
What: Meet local artists, view their work, buy directly from the artists.
Cost: Free admission.
INFO: St. Lawrence County Arts Council, 265-6860.

Friday / Potsdam

3. Literary landmark dedication

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Almanzo Wilder Homestead, 177 Stacy Road, Burke.
What: Includes children’s art event, author and historian William Anderson to speak, Adirondack folksinger Roy Hurd to perform, food, craft vendors and more.
Cost: Call for details.
INFO: Homestead, 518-483-1207.

Saturday / Burke

4. Art open house

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Arts Association of Northern New York, 119 W. Main St., Sackets Harbor.
What: Demos and refreshments slated for 1 to 4 p.m.
Cost: Free admission.
INFO: Arts association, 646-3502.

Saturday / Sackets Harbor

5. Workshop: Drawing a Hersey's Kiss

When: 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Arts Association of Northern New York, 119 W. Main St., Sackets Harbor.
What: Instructor: Sue deLearie Adair. Graphite and colored pencil, beginner to intermediate.
Cost: $50; members, $45.
INFO: Arts association, 646-3502.

Sunday / Sackets Harbor

Community

1. Almanzo Wilder Homestead Cocktail Soiree

When: 4:30 to 7 p.m. Friday.
Where: Malone Golf Club, 79 Golf Course Road, Malone.
What: Featuring special guest, writer and historian William Anderson.
Cost: $20.
INFO: Almanzo Wilder Farm, 518-483-1207.

Friday / Malone

2. Garden tour

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Throughout Henderson.
What: Garden tour of nine local gardens sponsored by Garden Club of Henderson. Ice cream social scheduled to follow tours, 3 to 4 p.m. Proceeds support scholarships for Belleville Henderson Central School agriculture students. Rain date, July 12.
Cost: $15.
INFO: 778-2642.

Saturday / Henderson

3. Tupper Lake Woodsmen's Days

When: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Tupper Lake Municipal Park, Route 3, Tupper Lake.
What: Featuring Timberworks Lumberjack Show, chainsaw carving, auctions and All Star Motor Sports car crushing monster trucks and rides.
Cost: Call for details.
INFO: Woodsmen’s Days, 518-359-9444.

Saturday & Sunday / Tupper Lake

4. A Pirate's Life for Me!

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Rock Island Lighthouse State Park, 42247 Grassy Point Road, Alexandria Bay.
What: Featuring adventure hunt, free pirate hat and treasure map. Staff to assist.
Cost: $3; ages 6 to 12, $2; ages 5 and younger, free.
INFO: Rock Island Lighthouse State Park, 775-6886.

Saturday / Alexandria Bay

5. 1000 Islands Concours d'Elegance Classic Car Show

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Antique Boat Museum, 750 Mary St., Clayton.
What: Theme: “British Royalty,” featuring Rolls Royce, Bentley, Jaguar and Aston Martin vehicles.
Cost: Call for details.
INFO: Antique Boat Museum, 686-4104.

Saturday / Clayton

1000 Islands Concours d'Elegance Classic Car Show is slated for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Antique Boat Museum.

1000 Islands Concours d’Elegance Classic Car Show is slated for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Antique Boat Museum.

Outdoor & health

1. Drumming circle

When: 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Where: Kripalu Yoga Center, 14029 Route 11, Adams Center.
What: Scheduled for the second Friday of each month through September.
Cost: Donations accepted.
INFO: Kripalu Yoga Center, 583-5500.

Friday / Adams Center

2. 24th annual Henderson Harbor triathlon

When: 8 a.m. Saturday.
Where: Henderson Harbor boat launch, Route 178, Henderson Harbor.
What: Presented by Children’s Home of Jefferson County and Credo Community Center. Olympic race slated for 8:30 a.m.; sprint, 9 a.m.
Cost: Iron Person, $100; team, $150. Sprint fees: $75 or $125. Must be 12 years or older.
INFO: Kristin Stockwell, 777-9272 or kstockwell@nnychildrenshomecom; Henderson Harbor Triathlon; NNY Children’s Home.

Saturday / Henderson Harbor

3. Barrel horse show

When: 10 a.m. Sunday.
Where: Northern New York Agricultural Historical Society Museum, 30950 Route 180, LaFargeville.
What: Camping available, all ages of competitors, flea market, Museum gift shop open.
Cost: Free admission.
INFO: Barrel horse show; Amy Galway, 264-6840.

Sunday / LaFargeville

4. Guided walk: edible forest garden

When: Noon to 2 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Wellesley Island.
What: “Magical Mystery Tour: A Guided Walk Through a Developing Edible Forest Garden.” With Local Living Venture and Cross Island Farms.
Cost: Suggested donation of $17; students, $10.
INFO: Local Living Venture, 347-4223 or locallivingventure@gmail.com; Cross Island Farms.

Sunday / Wellesley Island

5. Canoeing the Raquette River

When: 2 to 4 p.m. daily.
Where: Wild Center, 45 Museum Drive, Tupper Lake.
What: Geared for novices 5 and older. Children 5 to 15 must have at least one parent/guardian present for every two children.
Cost: $30; members, $25.
INFO: Wild Center, 518-359-7800, ext. 116.

All weekend/ Tupper Lake

Music & performances

1. A Grand Night for Singing

When: 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Where: Wild Center, 45 Museum Drive, Tupper Lake.
What: Music of Richard Rodgers and lyrics of Oscar Hammerstein II. Presented by Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts.
Cost: $25; members, $15; ages 5 and younger, $6.
INFO: Adirondack Arts, 877-752-7715 or info@adirondackarts.org.

Friday / Tupper Lake

2. Beatles Tribute

When: 8 p.m. Friday.
Where: Central New York Playhouse, ShoppingTown Mall, 3649 Erie Blvd. E., Syracuse.
What: A collaborative tribute to The Beatles.
Cost: $12.
INFO: CNY Playhouse, 885-8960.

Friday / Syracuse

3. Scarborough Fair: A Simon and Garfunkel Experience

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Clayton Opera House, 405 Riverside Drive, Clayton.
What: Presented by The Guthrie Brothers.
Cost: $25 or $30.
INFO: Clayton Opera House, 686-2200.

Saturday / Clayton

4. Into the Woods

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Proscenium Theater, SUNY Potsdam, 44 Pierrepont Ave., Potsdam.
What: Presented by Community Performance Series.
Cost: $25 to $50; discounts available for students and senior citizens.
INFO: CPS; box office, 267-2277.

Friday & Saturday / Potsdam

5. Orchard of Hid & Seek

When: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.
Where: St. John’s Parish House, 500 Caroline St., Ogdensburg.
What: Presented by St. John’s Conservatory Theater.
Cost: $15; in advance, $10.
INFO: Buy online here; St. John’s Conservatory Theater.

All weekend/ Ogdensburg

The Guthrie Brothers present "Scarborough Fair: A Simon and Garfunkel Experience" 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Clayton Opera House.

The Guthrie Brothers present “Scarborough Fair: A Simon and Garfunkel Experience” 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Clayton Opera House.

Need more NNY? Check out the Watertown Daily Times calendar for the extensive list.

Five Things Friday – June 5

Happy Friday! We hope you’ve had a great week. And what better way to celebrate a great week than with a fantastic weekend?

Community celebrations

1. Dairy Festival and Parade

When: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday.
Where: Dulles State Office Building, 317 Washington St., Watertown.
What: Agricultural displays and demonstrations, Dairy Princess Court presentations, Petting Zoo, 4-H. Parade scheduled for 7 p.m.
Cost: Call for details.
INFO: Jefferson County Industrial Development Agency, 782-5865; Facebook page.

Friday / Watertown

2. Hospice Spring Fling

When: 6 to 10 p.m. Friday.
Where: Ryan’s Lookout, 9290 Route 3, Henderson.
What: Entertainment by Josh Weise, food, cash bar. Sponsored by Henderson/Henderson Harbor Committee. Benefits Hospice.
Cost: $18 in advance.
INFO: Penny, 938-5069 or pmgrandma@hotmail.com; hospice, 788-7323 or nparatore@jeffersonhospice.org.

Friday / Henderson

3. Salvation Army Carnival

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Salvation Army, 723 State St., Watertown.
What: Includes games, prizes, food, Operation Safe Kid, bouncy house.
Cost: Call for price details.
INFO: SA Facebook.

Saturday / Watertown

4. Street fair

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Where: From Unitarian Universalist Church, 3 1/2 E Main St., to Riverside Drive, Canton.
What: Sponsored by the Village Office of Economic Development, Canton Merchants’ Association and Canton Chamber of Commerce. Includes artisans, crafters, vendors and musicians.
INFO: CantonMerchants@gmail.com.

Saturday / Canton

5. 25th annual Bluegrass Festival

When: Friday and Saturday.
Where: Northern New York Agricultural Museum, 30950 Route 180, LaFargeville.
What: Sponsored by Thousand Islands Bluegrass Preservation Society.  Music by Fossil Creek, Amy Gallatin, Spare Change, Lake Effect Bluegrass and Smokey Green. Includes guitar raffle, pick up band contest, vendors and crafts.
Cost: $55.
INFO: TI Bluegrass, 658-2679.

Friday & Saturday / LaFargeville

Outdoors

1. Nature hike

When: 10 a.m. Saturday.
Where: Meeting at corner of Uncas Road, Eagle Bay.
What: Hike to Bug Lake presented by View (Arts Center) and led by naturalist Gary Lee.
Cost: Free.
INFO: View, 369-6411, ext. 201 or info@ViewArts.org.

Saturday / Eagle Bay

2. Chippewa Creek crawl

When: 10 a.m. Saturday.
Where: 1 Gilmour Road, Brier Hill.
What: Registration slated for 10 a.m.; race, 11 a.m.
Cost: Critter crawl (1.4 miles): $10; ages 7 to 18, $5; ages 4 to 6, free; family, $30. 5K creek crawl (3.1 miles): $15; ages 7 to 18, $8.
INFO: Melanie, 355-1363 or Lawrence Kring, 323-2107.

Saturday / Brier Hill

3. National Trails Day

When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site, Sackets Harbor.
What: War of 1812 reenactments slated for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Battlefield; ‘A Brush With History” plein air painting demonstrations, 9 a.m. to noon, Hill Street picnic pavilion; workshop, 1 to 4 p.m., Hill Street picnic pavilion; trail maintenance, meeting on Ambrose street. Bring rakes, shovels, gloves, water and appropriate clothes for maintenance.
INFO: Battlefield site, 646-3634.

Saturday / Sackets Harbor

4. Fourth annual walk/run

When: 9 a.m. Sunday.
Where: Elks Lodge, 67 Elm St., Malone.
What: Registration slated for 9 a.m.; event, 10 a.m. Refreshments to follow.
Cost: $25.
INFO: 353-1015.

Sunday / Malone

5. 13th annual Dog Walk

When: 12:30 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Ogdensburg Bridge and Port Authority Industrial Park, 120 Commerce Drive, Ogdensburg.
What: Registration scheduled for 12:30 to 1 p.m.; walk, 1 to 3 p.m. Benefits St. Lawrence Valley SPCA.
Cost: $25.
INFO: SPCA, 393-5191.

Sunday / Ogdensburg

Fundraisers

1. Strongest Warrior Competition

When: 8 a.m. Saturday.
Where: Alex T. Duffy Fairgrounds, 600 William T. Field Drive, Watertown.
What: Registration, check in and weigh in scheduled for 8 to 9:30 a.m.; opening ceremony, 10 a.m.; competition, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; awards ceremony, 2 p.m. Face painting, balloon art, food and drawings for spectators. Benefits the Wounded Warrior Fund and College Fund.
Cost: $55.
INFO: Strongest Warrior.

Saturday / Watertown

2. Ride for Dignity

When: 9 a.m. Saturday.
Where: Bill Saiff’s Westview Lodge, 13499 County Route 123, Henderson Harbor.
What: Options of 50-mile, 25-mile or 10-mile family ride to benefit ShelterBox USA. Event day registration scheduled for 7:30 a.m.; ride, 9 a.m.; meal for participants, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Cost: $40; active military, $35.
INFO: Ride for Dignity.

Saturday / Henderson Harbor

3. Walk for Youth/Family Fun Day

When: 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.
Where: Partridge Run Golf Course, 70 Sullivan Drive, Canton.
What: Walk, run, bike or rollerblade to raise funds for local teen programs through Seaway Youth for Christ.
INFO: Youth for Christ, 344-1268.

Saturday / Canton

4. Madden's 5K Color Blast Run

When: 10 a.m. Saturday.
Where: Thompson Park, Watertown.
What: Hosted by Heartbeats for Madden. Participants in 5K will be sprayed with color along course. Packet pickup scheduled to begin at 8 a.m.
Cost: $35.
INFO: Heartbeats for Madden; Jenna Mooney, 486-6966.

Saturday / Watertown

5. 11th annual Ride for Cystic Fibrosis

When: 10 a.m. Sunday.
Where: The Ole Smokehouse, 3512 County Road 14, Madrid.
What: Registration slated for 10 a.m.; ride, noon. Benefits research and therapeutics development program of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Cost: $15; doubles, $25; dinner only, $8; t-shirts, $15; per dice, $5.
INFO: “Jen” Dean, 854-0745 or jdean9@twcny.rr.com.

Sunday / Madrid

Art & music

1. Photography and Beyond exhibit opening

When: 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.
Where: Adirondack Artists Guild, 52 Main St., Saranac Lake.
What: Art by Burdette Parks slated to exhibit through Tuesday, June 30.
Cost: Call for pricing.
INFO: Artists Guild, 518-891-2615.

Friday / Saranac Lake

2. Rome Art Association exhibit opening

When: 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Where: Old Forge Library, 220 Crosby Blvd. Old Forge.
What: With music by Dan Vellone and light refreshments. Exhibit scheduled to run during library hours through Tuesday, June 30.
Cost: Call for pricing.
INFO: Library, 369-6008.

Friday / Old Forge

3. Sky Family Celtic Revival performance

When: 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Where: Grace Community Church, 1077 Route 11, Moira.
What: Prince Edward Island’s premier Irish dance show.
Cost: Call for pricing.
INFO: The Sky Family; 518-353-3437.

Friday / Moira

4. 10,000 Maniacs performance

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Where: Clayton Opera House, 405 Riverside Drive, Clayton.
What: Folk-rock performers have been making music since 1981.
Cost: $45 to $55.
INFO: Opera house, 686-2200.

Friday / Clayton

5. The Dust Bunnies performance

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Pouring Light Studios, 432 E. Main St., Malone.
What: Band performs country, blues, folk, celtic, swing and jazz.
Cost: $10.
INFO: 481-5150 or pouringlight@gmail.com.

Saturday / Malone

Learning

. Digging into Potsdam's Ancient Past: The Archaeology of our Village

When: 2 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Potsdam Public Museum, 2 Park St., Potsdam.
What: Presentation by Professor Timothy C. Messner of SUNY Potsdam’s Department of Anthropology on the Lehman Park dig and artifacts from the museum’s collection and annual meeting of the Friends of the Potsdam Museum.
Cost: Free and open to the public.
INFO: Museum, 265-6910.

Sunday / Potsdam

. Free tea tasting

When: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Green Thyme, 14056 U.S. Route 11, Adams Center.
What: Conversation about tea production and brewing.
INFO: Facebook event page.

Sunday / Adams Center

. Reading on the River festival

When: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Cape Vincent Elementary School, 410 S. Esselstyne St., Cape Vincent.
What: The Thousand Islands Book Festival presents children’s authors. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Look online for schedule.
Cost: Free parking and admission.
INFO: Book festival Facebook page; event page; 654-2480.

Saturday / Cape Vincent

. Great Adirondack Birding Celebration

When: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday; 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday; 7 to 11:45 a.m. Sunday.
Where: Paul Smith’s College Visitor Interpretive Center, 8023 Route 30, Paul Smiths.
What: Keynote speaker: Chris Rimmer, conservation biologist and founding director of Vermont Center for Ecostudies.
Cost: Three-day, $140.
INFO: Paul Smiths.

All weekend/ Paul Smiths

. Neighbor day

When: Noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Where: View Arts Center, 3273 Route 28, Old Forge.
What: Galleries open, activities, crafts, demonstrations, plein air painters, chicken barbecue, Zumba and poster sale. David Hazard lecture for writers, “Success at Publishing and Self-Publishing” slated for 1 p.m..
Cost: Call for details.
INFO: View, 369-6411, ext. 201 or info@viewarts.org.

Sunday / Old Forge

Need more events? Check out the Watertown Daily Times calendar for a complete event listing.

Five Things Friday – April 17

Happy Friday! Get out and explore all aspects of the north country, from community to outdoor to performance events.

Outside

1. Snirt Run

When: Register 6 to 9 p.m. Friday or 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday; run Saturday.
Where: Register Friday at Barnes Corners Sno-Pals groomer barn, Route 177; Timberview Lodge, 5265 Carpenter Road, Turin; or The Edge Motel, 3952 State Route 12, Lyons Falls. Register Saturday at Sno Pals groomer barn, Timberview or Barrows Performance, 4380 Michigan Mills Road, Constableville.
What: Hot dogs, hamburgers, 50/50 raffle at Snow Pals groomer barn. All participants must be back to Sno Pals groomer barn or Timberview by 6 p.m. to draw cards or be disqualified.
Cost: Registration: $15; bring canned good donation for Lewis County Food Pantry.
INFO: Sno-pals Snowmobile Club.

Friday & Saturday / Barnes Corners

2. Spring work day

When: 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday.
Where: Indian Creek Nature Center, Route 68, Canton.
What: Join board members to set the center for the upcoming season. Tools will be supplied, or bring your own.
INFO: Roger Hutchinson, 386-4795.

Saturday / Canton

3. Hot dog social and fundraiser

When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Nice N Easy, 25744 State Bicycle Route 11, Evans Mills.
What: Special appearances by Evans Mills ambulance and Calcuim Fire Department, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Special characters: The Hulk, Spiderman, Batman. Pictures available for a donation. Three bikes up for raffling, drawing that day. Craft and bake sale.
INFO: Anne Potter, 783-4798.

Saturday / Evans Mills

4. Signs of Spring trek

When: 10 a.m. Saturday.
Where: Macsherry Trail, Indian Point Road, Hammond.
What: Trek with Peter O’Shea.
Cost: Free.
INFO: Thousand Island Land Trust.

Saturday / Hammond

5. Annual demolition derby

When: 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday.
Where: St. Lawrence County Fairgrounds, 85 E. Barney St., Gouverneur.
What: Trek with Peter O’Shea.
Cost: Entry fee, $20.
INFO: Gouverneur Fair.

Sunday / Gouverneur

Performance

1. Runaway Home

When: 7 p.m. Friday.
Where: Bella-Brooke Vineyards, 2989 Country Route 6, Hammond.
What: Musical performance by a panoramic-Americana band.
Cost: $5.
INFORunaway Home band website.

Friday / Hammond

2. Orphans in Candyland

When: 7 p.m. Friday.
Where: Lisbon Central School, 6866 County Route 10, Lisbon.
What: Doors slated to open at 7 p.m.; show at 7:30 p.m. Chinese auction, 50/50 raffle. Tickets at school office and at the door.
Cost: $8; seniors and students, $5; children 4 and younger, free.
INFO: School, 393-4951.

Friday / Lisbon

3. Rick Kimball and Lisa Murphy

When: 7 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Trinity Community Coffee House, 98 Main St., Camden.
What: Refreshments served.
Cost: Donations taken for performers in lieu of admission.
INFO: Trinity Episcopal Church, 245-1987.

Saturday / Camden

4. University chorus

When: 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Peterson-Kermani Performance Hall, St. Lawrence University, 23 Romoda Drive, Canton.
What: Performing “The Great American Songbook: Jazz Standards.”
INFO: St. Lawrence University.

Sunday / Canton

5. Barber of Seville

When: 8 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Crouse Hinds Theater at Civic Center, 800 St. State St., Syracuse.
What: Presented by Syracuse Opera.
Cost: Tickets start at $25.
INFO: Opera, 475-5915.

Friday & Sunday / Syracuse

Rick Kimball and Lisa Murphy to play at Trinity Community Coffee House on Saturday.

Rick Kimball and Lisa Murphy to play at Trinity Community Coffee House on Saturday.

Sale

1. Flea market

When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Adams Center Fire Department, 13401 North St., Adams Center.
What: Refreshments to be served.
Cost: Free admission.
INFO: 583-5740.

Saturday / Adams Center

2. Book sale

When: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Henderson Free Library, 8939 State Route 178, Henderson.
What: Books for all ages; vintage books.
INFO: Library, 938-7169.

Saturday / Henderson

3. Spring book and sale

When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. Saturday.
Where: William Dalton Estates, 38 N. Broad St., West Carthage.
What: Knick-knacks, puzzles, homemade candy and baked goods. Benefits William Dalton Estates seniors’ activities and expenses.
INFO: Nancy Hickey, 493-1469.

Friday & Saturday / West Carthage

4. National Library Week book sale

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Where: Massena Public Library, 41 Glenn St., Massena.
What: New members can join Friends group for $5 or $10 for families.
INFO: Library, 769-9914.

Friday & Saturday / Massena

5. Book collection sale

When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; noon to 5 p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Flower Memorial Library, 229 Washington St., Watertown.
What: Collection of the late Gary McGivney.
Cost: Most hardcover books, $3; paperbacks, $1.
INFO: Susan Johnson, 788-8133; library, 785-7705.

All weekend / Watertown

Learning

1. Amazing chemistry race

When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Richard W. Miller Campus Center’s Kingston Theater, SUNY Canton, 34 Cornell Drive, Canton.
What: Trivia contest, demonstrations, team competition.
INFOSUNY Canton.

Saturday / Canton

2. Hands-on archaeology presentation

When: 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.
Where: Jefferson County Historical Society, 228 Washington St., Watertown.
What: With Dr. Laurie Rush, on indigenous peoples of Fort Drum.
INFO: Jefferson County Historical Society, 782-3491.

Saturday / Watertown

3. Living library event

When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Canton Free Library, 8 Park St., Canton.
What: Refreshments. Registration appreciated but not required.
INFOLibrary, 386-3712.

Saturday / Canton

4. Herbal approaches to health and wellness classes

When: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Nature’s Storehouse, 21 Main St., Canton.
What: Register at the storehouse or call 386-3740.
Cost: $7.
INFONature’s Storehouse, 386-3740.

Saturday / Canton

5. Geometric bubble exhibit

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Where: Sci-Tech Center, 154 Stone St., Watertown.
What: Exhibit uses bubbles to experiment with minimal surfaces.
INFOSci-Tech Center, 788-1340.

Friday & Saturday / Watertown

Community

1. Stepping Out with the Stars

When: 6 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Savory Downtown, Best Western Carriage House Inn, 300 Washington St., Watertown.
What: Cocktails scheduled for 6 p.m.; event, 7 p.m. Benefits Lucy’s House.
Cost:  $35; couple, $60; table of eight, $400.
INFO: Facebook page.

Saturday / Watertown

2. Urban Mission Auction

When: 9:30 a.m. Saturday.
Where: St. Anthony’s Catholic Church gymnasium, 850 Arsenal St., Watertown.
What: Preview slated for 9:30 a.m.; start, 10 a.m.
INFO: Urban Mission, 782-8440.

Saturday / Watertown

3. Bill Ash memorial benefit

When: 1 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Moose Lodge 1110, 4 Ames St., Massena.
What: Food, prizes and raffles. Benefits American Heart Association. Dart tournament scheduled for 2 p.m.
INFO: Lodge, 769-5720.

Saturday / Massena

4. Benefit for Dian Roberts

When: Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Adams Country Club, 10700 U.S. Route 11, Adams.
What: Chicken barbecue, raffles, 50/50, bake sale, more. Proceeds to help with medical and travel expenses.
INFO: 335-0154; 243-1737; 767-2212.

Sunday / Adams

5. Annual North Country Home Show

When: 5 to 9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m Saturday; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Cerow Recreation Park Arena, 615 East Line Road, Clayton.
What: 39th annual show.
Cost: $5; military and seniors 65 and older, $4; children 16 and younger, free
INFO: Northern New York Builders, 788-1330.

All weekend / Clayton

Orphans in Candyland to be performed Friday at Lisbon Central School.

Orphans in Candyland to be performed Friday at Lisbon Central School.

Need more north country events? Check out the Watertown Daily Times events calendar for the extensive list.